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Tzatziki Sauces - 2 versions

Tzatziki
Tzatziki sauce.

Tzatziki sauce (yogurt with cucumber)

Ingredients:
2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and shredded (coarsely grated)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and run through garlic press
(this may be way too much garlic for some people - try half of this amount first)
1 tsp grated onion
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Souvlaki
Souvlaki Restaurant in Athens

Mix yogurt and grated cucumber and place in cheesecloth lined sieve over a bowl to drain and thicken for several hours or overnight in the fridge. Mix with remaining ingredients and chill to combine flavors for at least an hour.

Use as a pita sandwich “gyro” sauce, a simple dip or topping for vegetables or grilled lamb or pork.


Tzatziki sauce (cucumber with yogurt)

Ingredients:
2 cups plain full fat yogurt
4 to 5 small cucumbers, peeled, seeded and shredded (grated)
3 cloves garlic, peeled and run through garlic press
(this may be way too much garlic for some people - try half of this amount first)
1 small grated onion
Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix yogurt and grated cucumber and place in cheesecloth lined sieve over a bowl to drain and thicken for several hours or overnight in the fridge. Mix with remaining ingredients and chill to combine flavors for at least an hour.

Use as a pita sandwich “gyro” sauce, a simple dip or topping for vegetables or grilled lamb or pork.


Grilling a pita:
Lightly brown a pita over medium-high heat in a frying pan in a bit of Olive Oil and Coconut Oil. Dust lightly with a pinch of ground Rosemary and/or dried Sage, salt and pepper and flip over and brown the other side. If the pita puffs up, great. Cut it in half and open ‘em up and fill with something (like slices of grilled chicken or leftover thinly sliced steak warmed in a little olive oil and Oregano.) If it doesn’t puff up, just fold it over like an actual gyro.

Top either style sandwich with chopped lettuce, tomato, Tzatziki Sauce, and perhaps also some chopped sweet onion.

Breath mints to follow.


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Emily Paleveda
Jun 19, 2017 11:28am [ 1 ]

Thanks for your great recipes! I am a gringa in Tampa who was in dire need of a puerco asado recipe so we don’t have to go to restaurants. I married into a family of Greek descent so I have the tzatziki and spanakopita down pat. Sometimes to make the spanakopita lighter tasting I add chopped cilantro. We modified our traditional span. recipe by reducing the eggs from 6 to 2 and adding a third to double the amount of spinach.

I am looking forward to trying many of your other recipes. So glad I found this website. Thanks for all of your efforts. Send your Mom a Hug from Tampa and tell her she did a great job raising you. You are helping keep 4 teenagers happily fed! Thanks again. Emily

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